Michael Weilkes has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Abstract: A driver assistance system for a motor vehicle has at least one sensor for measuring the distance of the vehicle from an object and a control unit for activating functional groups of the motor vehicle as a function of the measuring result of the sensor. The control unit may be switched between a park-distance control operating mode and a pre-crash operating mode as a function of the speed of the vehicle. A switchover between a cruise-control operating mode and the pre-crash operating mode is dependent on a movement of an object relative to the vehicle as ascertained by the sensor.